Cape Cod Aggregates

Demolition work is set to begin soon at the former site of Cape Cod Aggregates, which covers 126 acres off Scenic Highway in Bournedale.

Demolition work is set to begin soon on the former site of the Cape Cod Aggregates facility off Scenic Highway. Destruction of large boulders on the site will begin the week of May 2, according to company owner Samuel A. Lorusso Jr., and should take several weeks to complete.

Mr. Lorusso informed Bourne town officials in a letter dated April 26, of the work that will be undertaken. Cape Cod Aggregates recently ended operations at the Scenic Highway site. The company is pursuing a sale of the property to a solar farm developer, Mr. Lorusso said. The project is in the final stages of permitting, he said, and construction is expected to begin later this year.

In his letter, Mr. Lorusso recalled that his company helped the town excavate the lot where the new department of public works facility was built. Cape Cod Aggregates hauled away boulders and gravel from the site and stockpiled it on Deerpath Trail, a dirt road off Edgehill Road, he said.

The plan, he said, is to clean up the piles and remove them from the site, which will involve the use of a hydraulic hammer to break up the larger rocks. No hammering will begin before 8 AM, he said.

“We wanted to inform you of our impending activity so that you were informed and understood that we are not engaging in any gravel excavation or resumption of our former business,” Mr. Lorusso said. “And, most importantly, this is a short-term disturbance.”

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